Solar Quiz

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Solar Quiz

If we're to preserve mankind, then it is essential that the public is educated about solar energy technologies and their advantages. Solar Energy is becoming increasingly important since the prices of gasoline, electricity, and other forms of energy are rising quickly. Solar Energy provides an alternative source of energy which is both environmentally friendly and highly efficient. This quiz will test and let you see for yourself just how aware you are of solar technology and its advantages.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Solar thermal technologies can be used for water heating, space heating, space cooling and process heat generation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    MIT's Solar House #1, built in 1939, used seasonal thermal storage for year-round heating.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What can be used to make saline or brackish water potable? The first recorded instance of this was by 16th century Arab alchemists. Individual still designs include single-slope, double-slope (or greenhouse type), vertical, conical, inverted absorber, multi-wick, and multiple effect. These stills can operate in passive, active, or hybrid modes.
    • A. 

      Solar smelting

    • B. 

      Solar distillation

    • C. 

      Solar treatment

    • D. 

      Solar heating

  • 4. 
    What is a concentrating technology employed by the Solar Kitchen in Auroville, India, where a stationary spherical reflector focuses light along a line perpendicular to the sphere's interior surface, and a computer control system moves the receiver to intersect this line. Steam is produced in the receiver at temperatures reaching 150 °C and then used for process heat in the kitchen.
    • A. 

      Solar cusp

    • B. 

      Solar spoon

    • C. 

      Solar bowl

    • D. 

      Solar cap

  • 5. 
    Solar technology is capable of processing heat through which of the devices listed?
    • A. 

      Solar receptor

    • B. 

      Parabolic plate

    • C. 

      Solar panel

    • D. 

      Parabolic dish

  • 6. 
    Sunlight can be converted into electricity using photovoltaics (PV), concentrating solar power (CSP)
    • A. 

      Photovoltaics

    • B. 

      Electrical power

    • C. 

      Solar power

    • D. 

      Electrons

  • 7. 
    A solar cell, or ______ cell (PV), is a device that converts light into direct current using the photoelectric effect.
  • 8. 
    A ______ consists of a linear parabolic reflector that concentrates light onto a receiver positioned along the reflector's focal line. The reflector is made to follow the Sun during the daylight hours by tracking along a single axis.
  • 9. 
    ______, or "thermovoltaic" devices convert a temperature difference between dissimilar materials into an electric current. First proposed as a method to store solar energy by solar pioneer Mouchout in the 1800s.